The world honored Nelson Mandela's life this week, holding special vigils and celebrations for the former South African president ahead of his official memorial. Across the globe, as groups gathered for Mandela tributes, people also kicked off Christmas festivities. There was a lights display in France, a Santa-themed run in Germany, and dressed-up scuba divers greeting aquarium crowds in Australia. Meanwhile, snowy weather started to hit chilly regions, and ice skaters made their way to the beautiful rink beside the Eiffel Tower. See all that and more with the week's best pictures from around the world!
Around the World With the Week's Best Photos